Archive for Keith Olbermann

Quickie- Keith Olbermann Opens Wallet to Keep His College Radio Station Afloat


2008 Summer TCA Tour - Day 14

I spent a couple of incredible years at out local college station and it was incredibly fun and educational. Good on Keith!

Keith Olbermann has given a significant donation to WVBR-FM, the radio station in Ithaca, N.Y. where his career arguably began when he was a student at Cornell University.

Olbermann’s gift will allow WVBR – a commercial radio station run entirely by Cornell students – to move into a new, bigger facility much closer to the Cornell campus. The new building on East Buffalo Street in Ithaca will be named Olbermann-Corneliess Studios, after Olbermann’s late father Theodore Olbermann and Glenn Corneliess, a former program director at the station and a friend of Olbermann’s who died in 1996 at 39.


Ouch! Eliot Spitzer: "Nobody's watching... Somebody needs to buy" Current.


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I couldn't help myself, I tweeted this link over to Keith Olbermann.


Via Fishbowl NY:


I caught up with Eliot Spitzer while he was waiting for his guest to arrive and asked him how he’s faring over at Current TV. “Nobody’s watching, but I’m having a great time,” he told me. “I don’t mean to be facetious, but I am really enjoying myself. It’s like having a cocktail party with friends every night.” Pausing for a moment he added, “Somebody needs to buy the network.” And perhaps they will, he mused, if for no other reason than to snap up Current’s distribution system.  

ouch smallerIn case you missed it, Keith Olbermann sued Current TV.


Keith Olbermann To Guest-Host On MLB Network


Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! Via MediaBistro.

Former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermannis returning to the host’s chair, this time on MLB Network.

Olbermann will be a guest-host on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” next Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9-11 AM ET. Olbermann phoned into the program this morning to talk about the MLB MVP races with Harold Reynolds and Matt Vasgersian, and to preview next week’s shows.

Olbermann will be joined by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny next week.

Olbermann is a huge sports fan, and a former contributor to Fox Sports and NBC’s NFL pregame show. He was also of course part of “The Big Show” with Dan Patrick, that helped turn ESPN’s “SportsCenter” into the juggernaut it is. He currently writes the “Baseball Nerd” blog for


VIDEO: Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Mitt Romney's "Very Special" 47% Comment


Ok, ok, HERE is tonight's Twitter Special Comment on Romney's Tape and his Fundraiser Who Stages Sex Parties

Leave it to Keith. That was encore-worthy.


The one thing about President Obama's tax plan that nobody talks about


Chart via Citizens for Tax Justice

My friend and radio host Nicole Sandler has made this point over and over again, and it's worth repeating. Kudos to Think Progress for posting about how going back to the Clinton tax rates still allows the wealthiest two percent to get a tax cut:

The Obama plan still maintains a tax cut for every single income earner, regardless of how much he or she makes. Every earner still receives the tax cut on income up to $250,000 — only after it passes that threshold will it be subject to a higher tax rate. Someone who makes $250,001, for instance, will pay the higher rate on exactly $1.

See? The taxing starts AFTER $250,000, even for the 3% of small businesses that would be affected. And as TP points out, if a small business is noticing a higher rate, they're probably not small.

In fact, many "small businesses" aren't:


VIDEO: "This Week," Keith Olbermann: "Obamacare" Ruling Gives Mitt Romney "Two Insurmountable Problems"


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Via HuffPo:

He argued that Romney's first problem was that he was running against a program very similar to his own signature health care legislation in Massachusetts. The second, he said, was that the candidate now has to go against Chief Justice Roberts.


Added: Good to see Keith back, and he just tweeted he'll be on Real Time with Bill Maher in the not too distant future.


VIDEO- 1) Who coined the term "Teabaggers"? 2) Rep. John Dingell: "'It's funny and I'm going to keep using it."


I've posted about this before, but it's always fun to revive this old chestnut (no pun).

Who exactly coined the term "teabaggers"? Hint: Teabaggers did. Conservatives did.

Per Keith Olbermann, the National Review Online said it was on Tax Day, April 15th. He reminded us of a typically gimmicky quote from a teabaggy protester:

“Tea bag the liberal Dems before they tea bag you.”

That little gem didn’t come from our side.  It didn't have to, they said it first:

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Taegan's post brought all of the above to mind. Here is an excerpt:

One more tidbit from Do Not Ask What Good We Do by Robert Draper, courtesy of the Daily Beast:

When his chief of staff shared the other meaning of 'teabagger' with [Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)], the Congressman went through three different stages of reaction. At first, he said 'hah,' then said 'that's disgusting,' and finally the octogenarian congressman reached the plain of acceptance and said, 'It's funny and I'm going to keep using it.'"

Us, too, Mr. Dingell.